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Ben Wants More

Ben Ryan wants proper salaries for players, equipment and facilities for the Vodafone Fiji 7s team. And he supports the idea that fans, both here and abroad, can help the
13 Feb 2015 08:50
Ben Wants More
Isake Katonibau leads the Vodafone Fiji 7s team in a traditional cibi during their visit at Wolff Elementary School in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Photo: Ian Muir

Ben Ryan wants proper salaries for players, equipment and facilities for the Vodafone Fiji 7s team.

And he supports the idea that fans, both here and abroad, can help the team prepare well for the HSBC Sevens World Series and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The Vodafone Fiji 7s coach applauded the assistance by a group of Fijians in the United States of America who donated equipment to the team in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Ahead of the USA 7s which starts at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas tomorrow, the SouthBay- Global Fijian Business Networking presented Game Ready Recovery machines

“This is just awesome,” Ryan said.

“It really makes a real difference especially helping in quick recovery of players from games and travels.

“The machines provide active compression, cold therapies to reduce pain, swelling and stimulates natural healing.

“All the teams have these machines except for a few teams on the circuit like us. And I’m delighted and I need more to help prepare the team well.

“It’s the people’s team and I think it would be appreciated if fans could help the team.,” Ryan said.

“I still need proper salaries for players, increased staff support, GPS units, recovery machines, camera equipment and poles for recording training properly, better gym facilities and equipment, proper training equipment and a 4G pitch.

“Whatever help we can get to help the team prepare well will be appreciated,” Ryan said.

The team had a scrimmaging session against Canada yesterday.

Fiji faces Samoa in their first game on Saturday at 1.06pm, Wales at 4.02pm and New on Zealand at 9:05am Sunday.

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 

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